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Author Beiner, Guy, 1968-

Title Remembering the year of the French : Irish folk history and social memory / Guy Beiner
Published Madison : University of Wisconsin Press, ©2007


Description 1 online resource (xix, 466 pages) : illustrations, maps
Series History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora
History of Ireland and the Irish diaspora.
Contents Table of Contents; List of Illustrations; Preface; Acknowledgements; List of Abbreviations; Phonetic Note; Introduction; Part 1 -- Collecting Memory; 1. Oral History and Social Memory; 2. Irish Folklore Collections; 3. Richard Hayes and The Last Invasion of Ireland; 4. Ancillary Folk History Sources; Part 2 -- Folk History; 5. History-Telling; 6. Practitioners of Folk History; 7. Time and Calendar; Part 3 -- Democratic History; 8. Who Were the Men of the West?; 9. Multiple Heroes in Folk Historiographies; 10. Who Were the Women of the West?; Part 4 -- Commemorating History
11. Spheres and Mediums of Remembrance12. Topographies of Folk Commemoration; 13. Souvenirs; 14. Ceremonies, Monuments, and Negotiations of Memory; 15. Mediations of Remembrance; 16. Memory and Oblivion; Conclusion -- Alternative History; Archaeologies of Social Memory; Epilogue -- Commemorative Heritage; Remembrance in the Late Twentieth Century; Notes; Selected Bibliography; Index
Summary "Remembering the Year of the French is a model of historical achievement, moving between the study of historical events - the failed French invasion of the West of Ireland in 1798 - and folkloric representations of those events. Delving into the folk history found in Ireland's rich oral traditions, Guy Beiner reveals alternate visions of the Irish past and brings into focus the vernacular histories, folk commemorative practices, and negotiations of memory that have gone largely unnoticed by historians."--Jacket
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 415-443) and index
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Subject French Expedition to Ireland, 1796-1797.
Folklore and history -- Ireland
Popular culture -- Ireland -- History
Folklore and history.
Popular culture.
Public opinion.
Ireland -- History -- Rebellion of 1798.
Ireland -- History -- Rebellion of 1798 -- Historiography
Ireland -- History -- Rebellion of 1798 -- Public opinion
Genre/Form History.
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780299218232